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There are 5 ways to get from Guatemala City to Nicaragua by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Guatemala City (GUA) to Managua (MGA) GUA - MGA

$97 - $247

Cheapest option

Bus Transporte del SOL  •  20 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City Crowne Plaza to Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL

$72

3 alternative options

Bus Platinum Centro America  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Sébaco
  2. Take the bus from Sébaco to Managua Managua

$99 - $153

Bus Hedman Alas  •  20 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Tegucigalpa
  2. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to Managua

$91 - $136

Drive  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Guatemala City to Managua 458.6 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Guatemala City to Nicaragua is to bus which costs $72 and takes 20 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guatemala City to Nicaragua is to fly which costs $95 - $250 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Guatemala City to Nicaragua. However, there are services departing from Guatemala City and arriving at Managua via Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 27 min.

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The distance between Guatemala City and Nicaragua is 660 km. The road distance is 733.7 km.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Nicaragua without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 25 min and costs $95 - $160.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Guatemala City to Nicaragua, including transfers.

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Guatemala City to Nicaragua bus services, operated by Hedman Alas, depart from Guatemala City station.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Nicaragua is to fly which takes 2 h 39 min and costs $95 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $160 and takes 16 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Guatemala City Airport to Managua Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Guatemala City to Nicaragua bus services, operated by Trans Nica, arrive at Managua station.

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Map of how to get from Guatemala City to Nicaragua.
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  • Distance: 412.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

What companies run services between Guatemala City, Guatemala and Nicaragua?

TACA and Copa Airlines fly from Guatemala City to Managua once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Guatemala City to Managua via Sébaco and Managua in around 16 h 25 min.

Airlines
TACA
Website
taca.alternativeairlines.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Managua
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Managua
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Bus operators
COTRAN R.L.
Phone
+505 2263 0288
Bus from Sébaco to Managua
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from Guatemala City Crowne Plaza to Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Guatemala City to Nicaragua is 734 km. It takes approximately 10 h 14 min to drive from Guatemala City to Nicaragua.

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TACA and Copa Airlines offer flights from Guatemala City Airport to Managua Airport.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Guatemala City Airport is to bus which takes 24 min and costs $1.

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